Cox Automotive has hired Marianne Johnson to be their new chief product office starting immediately. She’ll be serving directly under Mark O’Neil, executive vice president and COO, and in her new position will work with fellow executives to help create better products to best serve the Cox Automotive customers and patrons.
“Marianne will lead our product team during an important time in our history,” said O’Neil. “She understands the momentum we have, the opportunities in front of us, and she’s committed to leveraging her product and innovation expertise to maximize them.”
As a 30-year veteran in the FinTech field, Johnson has helped shape the space, both through a technology and product innovation lens, and will apply her wealth of experience across the Cox Automotive ecosystem.
“The automotive industry is in the midst of dynamic transformation and I am thrilled to join Cox Automotive to help the company and its customers,” said Johnson. “This is an industry-leading company, well-positioned to deliver exceptional products that maximize the potential for our clients and consumers.”
Johnson joins Cox Automotive from First Data where she was head of product innovation and technology for the network and security solutions line of business and senior vice president of enterprise commercialization.
Prior to First Data, Johnson was an executive vice president at Elavon, a U.S. Bank company, where she led global product innovation. Before Elavon, she served as a key driver of strategic growth at Equifax as senior vice president of U.S. growth and operations where she successfully delivered new product innovation that resulted in significant revenue growth and served as an impetus for future innovations.
Marianne Johnson is joining the Cox Automotive group as an experienced and highly regarded representative from the tech industry who will easily mold into Cox’s pursuit of developing a community. Johnson was awarded as a member of the top Women Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal as well as Woman of the Year by The Technology Association of Georgia and in 2011 was nominated for the Turknett Leadership Character Award. Johnson has also focused on getting involved with the community in and outside of Atlanta by giving her support towards the United Way and Women Leaders in Action whose focus is on leadership training and networking for women in a meaningful way.
SOURCE Cox Automotive
Edited by M. Hunt
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